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Jamaica: Certain provisions of Data Protection Act become operational

OneTrust DataGuidance confirmed, on 21 January 2021, with Kellye-Rae Fisher Campbell, Attorney-at-Law, that, on 30 November 2021, Sections 2,4, 56, 57, 60, 66, 74, 77, and the First Schedule of the Data Protection Act 7 of 2020 had become operational following the publication of Supplement No. 160 of Volume CXLIV of 30 November 2021in the Jamaica Gazette Supplement. In particular, the Sections deal with, among other things:

  • definitions including personal data, biometric data, controllers, and processors;
  • the appointment of the Information Commissioner;
  • the determination of appeals; 
  • annual reports by the Information Commissioner; 
  • the publication of the Data Sharing Code
  • the issuance of regulations; 
  • confidentiality of the Information Commissioner and their work;
  • administrative review of the Act; and
  • duties and responsibilities of the Information Commissioner.

You can download the notice here.